Global Pool & Spa Market to Renormalize after Tumultuous Decade

Global Pool & Spa Market to Renormalize after Tumultuous Decade

The dynamics of global markets for pools, spas and related equipment and chemicals are expected to renormalize going forward based on mature-market trends, though continued expansion of developing markets will boost gains.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Quantity vs. Quality: Sizing the North American Hemp & Marijuana Growing Supplies Market

Quantity vs. Quality: Sizing the North American Hemp & Marijuana Growing Supplies Market

Cannabis legalization is blazing across North America – from the 2018 Farm Bill freeing production and trade of industrial hemp in the US, to the 2018 Cannabis Act legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada. Additionally, eleven US states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and more are expected to try (or try again) in the months and years ahead.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

3 Instagram-Worthy Trends Driving Plant & Other Live Goods Sales

3 Instagram-Worthy Trends Driving Plant & Other Live Goods Sales

Mixed in among posts about make-up and slime is a social media stalwart: plants. Social media is providing not only indirect marketing for the $10.7 billion dollar live goods market, but valuable insights on the latest consumer plant trends.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Increase in Online Shopping Sparks Gains in Associated Packaging

Increase in Online Shopping Sparks Gains in Associated Packaging

According to a recent report from The Freedonia group, global e-commerce packaging demand is forecast to reach $22.1 billion in 2023, spurred by robust growth in e-commerce sales worldwide.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Outdoor Living Takes Lawn & Garden Markets by Storm: 5 Areas to Watch

Outdoor Living Takes Lawn & Garden Markets by Storm: 5 Areas to Watch

The Freedonia Group’s series of lawn and garden and outdoor living studies analyze the impact of consumer outdoor living trends on a range of markets. Check out a few of the most promising areas to watch.

  Chemicals      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

5 Reasons Amazon’s Plans for China Fell Through

5 Reasons Amazon’s Plans for China Fell Through

In July 2019, Amazon shuttered its online store in China  after failing to make headway with shoppers. The move indicates that the e-commerce titan is recalibrating its strategy in the Asia/Pacific, leaving China to entrenched local leaders Alibaba and JD.com – which together account for the vast majority of e-commerce sales in the country – while pursuing other opportunities in the region.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

As a society, we've got a lot of stuff. In some cases, such excess can become a running joke. In others, it can interfere with our lives and create unnecessary burdens. Much of the time, cluttered consumers need a little extra help to get their homes organized – hence the $10.5 billion US market for home organization products in 2018.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Although the US market for lawn and garden robots is substantially smaller than that of Europe (where generally smaller lawn sizes have supported rapid demand growth for robotic lawn mowers in recent years), it’s expected to more than double in value from 2018 to 2022, reaching $95 million.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

For a country of its size, Poland may seem unlikely to support a nonwovens industry of global significance. Yet demand for nonwoven fabrics in Poland is comparable to that of more developed, populous countries like Italy and the UK, and the market is expected to grow at an above average rate of 3.2% per year through 2022. So what's driving Poland’s nonwovens boom?

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

The recent entries of GM and Ford into the e-bike market could be a catalyst for an industry-wide “automotive invasion". Will this spur other big automakers to follow suit?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies